The One With the One Who Is

-Sneha Reddy   I stumble out of my room with a pen and paper looking for Swetha Chowdary, the present General Secretary of the Student Gymkhana. I spot her on the other side of the wing attending to a call. I wave my hands awkwardly at her to catch her attention, nearly knocking the glasses off an innocent passer-by. Five minutes, she gestures. I sit … Continue reading The One With the One Who Is

Of Budgets, Funds and Managing

Excerpt 2 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   Me: Lemme move on to the next part of the interview. You had to deal with not only the students, but the management as well. There are many aspects to that – budgets, funding, permissions, etc… This year, we’ve had quite a bit of problems with those, especially budgets. I’d like to know about your … Continue reading Of Budgets, Funds and Managing

Of Academic Reforms

Excerpt 3 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   We had a grand vision for the students of our college which we worked hard for- each and every one should do well in academics and in at least one extracurricular activity. -Karthik Varada Me: Let me ask you something. What would be the legacy of Karthik Varada’s Gymkhana? What was the biggest thing you … Continue reading Of Academic Reforms

An Interview With Karthik Varada

by Arasu Arun   Who is Karthik Varada? Only this year’s freshers wouldn’t personally know who Karthik Varada is – but nevertheless, most us have heard of him. He was the President of the Gymkhana 2013-14. Being very responsible and visionary, Varada gained immense respect from the student community here as not only a good manager, but a great leader as well. He is currently … Continue reading An Interview With Karthik Varada

Of Clubs, the Big Picture, and the Small Things

Excerpt 4 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   “A face to the clubbing activities at IITH for the outside world, enabling more industry collaboration to bring exciting projects which will improve participation and trigger student interest.” – Karthik Varada, on CET   Me: So.. you told me a lot about the academic reforms you’ve pursued. You’ve also mentioned you wanted to enhance the … Continue reading Of Clubs, the Big Picture, and the Small Things

Of Communications and Interactions

Excerpt 1 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   “Good communication is one that  leads to progressive debates which helps solves problems in a better way.” -Karthik Varada   This section of the interview is regarding Karthik Varada’s views and experiences as the Gymkhana President on how a Gymkhana should interact with the student body.  [Please refer to the title article for information regarding … Continue reading Of Communications and Interactions

IIT Hyderabad and Student Gymkhana : What they mean to me

–Naveen Chintamaneni I studied in this institute* a little while ago and I am proud to say I had the opportunity to, in fact to just be there, and ‘exist’. I had a great time here and obviously like how life generally is, there were a few extreme highs and many little lows. In short, in 4 years I had learnt 80% of the things … Continue reading IIT Hyderabad and Student Gymkhana : What they mean to me